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    Do you have more or less chance of getting into a med school if you take a gap year? (I plan to spend 9 months teaching kids in Tanzania, not dossing around!)

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    Do you have more or less chance of getting into a med school if you take a gap year? (I plan to spend 9 months teaching kids in Tanzania, not dossing around!)

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    I know many schools look very favourably on a constructive Gap year. Barts admissions for one!
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    I'm not a medic but similar rules probably apply to you and us vets, I got 2 offers from London and Bristol even when applying for deferred entry, like *fluffy* said, if its constructive then great! Like you I plan to go to Africa, just make sure it goes on your personal statement, why taking it, what hope to get out of it blah... blah.....!
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    If you have constructive plans, then they're fine with it; some encourage it, others are ambivalent. I took one and didn't have particularly great plans (and as it turned out, they fell through and everything changed anyway) and I got 3/4 of my offers, including my Cambridge one .
 
 
 
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